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CBS
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. sharing lessons from afghanistan to help cash strapped members preserve capabilities. plus, cane's former defense minister on the future of afghanistan. bullet first, rising tensions in the east china sea, where china has extended its air defense identification zone to overlap territory long claimed by japan, south korea and taiwan. vice president joe biden has urged restraint and encouraged all parties to resolve their territorial claims peacefully. during a three-day swing through the region. and washington has said that the u.s. military will continue operating normally, refusing chinese calls for identification. but washington has also instructed civil airliners to follow beijing's new guidelines for the sake of safety. china has made the move to assert its claims over on the unpopulated islands, administered by japan, to force japan to back down, beijing has ratcheted up air and sea patrols and tokyo responded in kind of here to talk to us about china's aim and what is next are two leading asia analyst, bonnie g
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
is gearing up to carry china's recent move to expand its air defense at all a person up its own as soon as tuesday. the new air defence zone will cover more of chris outlying islands and also an ocean research station. connie lee has more plans to meet rob kearney as the air defense identification zone. he can be finalized by tuesday. and it comes after sunday's national security policy the name of the officials and ruling party lawmakers on their money trying to attain and new air defense down and expansion of korea's own airspace in the east tennessee. government officials declined to reveal what was discussed during the meeting led by national security adviser to junsu they said progress was me korea is now considering expanding the east perth or south to not only country in tow which is covered by a ten at japan's defense announced but also the southern islands of monaco and brutal. korea has already axed pain and to redraw its air defence but his request was turned down flat. in a new lead to careers the sixteen s in a tent to meet strong claims over disputed islands in the train i
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
to the resolution calling on china to immediately withdraw all its recent establishment of i and defense identification zone although the east china sea the resolution says japan cannot accept the declaration of it as only because china treats can stay solvent a constant condoms as a fake lights on. controls the items china and taiwan claimed that it says china's declaration is a great infringement of japan's tutorial sovereignty the resolution says he and his own restricts freedom of flight although the high seas it also says he has only will heighten tension although the east china sea and undermine peace and stability in the asia pacific region. you don't like it was accidental closely cooperate with united states and other countries to calmly and resolute to deal with china's attempt to change the status quo by force. i know we are determined to attack japan's territorial and waters and airspace. lower house adopted the symbol of resolution the previous day. javanese defense witness the key to legal then i am the philippines secretary of defense bullpen gaffney and have agreed to wor
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
to immediate withdraw its recent establishment of an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. the resolution says japan cannot accept the declaration of the air zone because china treats the airspace over japan's senkaku islands as if it were its own. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan claim them. it says china's declaration is a grave infringement of japan's territorial sovereignty. the resolution says the air zone restricts freedom of flight over the high seas. it also says the air zone will heighten tension over the east china sea and undermine peace and stability in the asia pacific region. >> translator: japan will closely cooperate with the united states and other countries to calmly and resolutely deal with china's attempt to change the status quo by force. we are determined to protect japan's territorial land, waters, and air space. >> the lower house adopted a similar resolution the previous day. >>> japanese defense minister itsunori onodera and the philippine secretary of defense value tear gas mean have agreed to work together in dealing with china's air
FOX
Dec 7, 2013 8:30pm PST
at the 17. cook hands it off to langford. he'll pick up two. >> charles: big play for ohio state defense which we noticed looked spent on the last drive. look how fast michigan state is coming back at them. >> gus: lippett trying to get lined up. he does at the top of your screen. cook over the middle. caught. first down. bennie fowler. he found a soft spot. he gains six yards. a first down. >> charles: nice call by dave warner, the offensive coordinator of michigan state. they outout tempoed ohio state and looked like they were gearing up for a big third down play. it really didn't matter what he called. they beat him to the punch by beating him by getting lined up quickly. >> gus: cook to throw it on first down. pump fake. he'll launch it in the air. incomplete. intended for bennie fowler but he actually was run out of bounds. doran grant covered. >> charles: head linesman threw his hat on the sideline which out and see where he runs out of bounds? even after the bump, they determined he could have stayed inbounds. if he had touched the ball first and made a completion, it would have b
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tell us what's going on and what is your take? >> guest: china has developed this air defense identification, which the administration has told our military plane to ignore, that the faa to bring into effect. so if you're on a commercial airliner you have to take this into account. you've got to respond -- i'm not sure how that works, probably transponders, but our military side is not recognizing it. china will try to -- they'll try to exert itself over japan and our allies in that region, and i think we all knew this was something. we've been talking on china since i've been in congress the last five years and wanted to expand and that's what's happening right now. what i think will happen is they will push further and further and further, every time, and this is once again much harder than the iran deal because china is a big old over american debt, a huge part of our economy. and they're becoming more westernized while at the same time building up their military and building their military up in a way where it's purely targeted at the american military. they are not doing
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
been pretty high on the list for a lot of republicans and even the democrats considering defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. ,t the end of the agreement they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has include iran,trictd sanctions on going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 8:30pm PST
to respond to its new air defense identification zone over the east china sea. last month chinese defense officials said that all foreign aircraft traveling through the selling must give prior notice and follow orders when facing emergency measures. us vice president joe biden spoke to reporters after meeting chinese leaders choose three students the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant effort into the region aiden also called on china to set up of lines with neighboring countries to avoid unintended consequences foreign ministry spokesperson hallway responded to the poet's about a meeting between biden and chinese president change in playing the previous day regarding china's position on the new air defense identification zone it conforms to international law and practice chinese leaders asked us to respect the security zone and take an objective and fair attitude also said the missing corn outcome was that both sides agreed to strengthen dialogue and cooperation to create a new model of bilateral relations. air defense identific
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
defense relations. and let me in particular welcome you to csis' new home here at 1616 rhode island avenue. i'm kathleen hicks, henry a. kissinger chair and director of the international security program here at csis, and i'm very pleased to have the honor of introducing today's guest speaker, and this is the chief of defense staff of canada, general lawson. he's had a long and distinguished career serving in his current position since october 2012. prior to his most recent promotion, he served as deputy commander at norad which is at peterson air force base this colorado, so he is no stranger to the importance of u.s./canadian defense cooperation. he has also held such distinguished positions as assistant chief of the air staff and commandant of the royal military college in kingston. he led the stand up of the strategic joint staff and has served as command oring officer -- commanding officer of 412 squadron based in ottawa. general lawson graduated from the military college of canada with a bachelor of science degree as well as a master of science in the electrical can engineering and w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
and for coming tonight. [applause] held a conference on defense related topics recently including the iran nuclear deal, u.s. budget negotiations and the military's upcoming withdrawal from afghanistan. one of the participants was forwarded to provide official michelle flournoy. bumiller elisabeth of "the new york times" moderated this discussion. >> thank you all for coming. and i'm sorry that i am not nick, but here i am and i'm pulling myself together. i'm going to briefly introduce michele and phillip. we were all at aspen and i see a table h of these could number of people in the audience that were in considerably better weather last summer. so, michelle flournoy is the senior adviser at the boston consulting group prayer. from 2009 to 2012 she was the undersecretary for defense policy. and then she was the principle advisor to the secretary defense and the violation of the national security defense policies and oversight of military plans and operations and so forth. i interviewed her a number of times. she was very cautious. she never told us very much. she's also a senior fellow fo
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
, our commitment to israel's security spurred the u.s.-israeli development of missile defense technologies to keep israelis safe from rockets and missiles. those systems and newer technologies continue to protect israelis from the range of threats that they still face today. president obama and i -- and i think you heard this from the president in his q&a earlier today -- remain deeply committed. indeed determined to ensuring israel has the ability to defend itself by itself. that is why in fact, by any measurement, president obama's administration has done more than any before to make israel more secure, including funding iron dome, which i saved untold -- which has saved untold lives by intercepting hundreds of rockets that might otherwise have struck schools, hospitals, or homes. deepening our day-to-day security on an ongoing basis. negotiating a new, long-term memorandum of understanding to lock in long-term military assistance for the future. providing access to the most sophisticated u.s. military technology, such as precision munitions, the f-35 joint strike fighter, t
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
defenses. he said israel would need strong ties throughout the middle east . he wrote as much in the israel i declaration of independence. promoting bonds of cooperation with israel's neighbors. that did not happen right away, of course, but israel has always known it is strongest when it extends its hand in peace, when it is in the high moral ground. that is why the declaration of independence of israel went on to state from day one that israel would "do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire middle east." the entire middle east. that was the vision of the founding fathers. now, i understand that some think the current upheaval in the region makes this an inopportune time to try for peace, but i happen to agree with what prime minister netanyahu wrote in a rather remarkable open letter to the citizens of israel that he wrote in the beginning of these negotiations. he wrote that the dawn of a new era in the region is exactly the right time to recast israel's relationships and to change the narrative with a new generation that is starting to make its voice is heard --
LINKTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
>> at least 20 people are killed in a car bomb and gunfight in a hospital in yemen defense ministry complex. six doctors and five patients are among the dead. another two dozen killed in central africa. armed clashes broke out in the capital between former rebels controlling the city and militias. the u.n. is voting today on sending in international troops. and the king of thailand calls on the people to do their duty without directly referring to recent violent protests. those demonstrations are on hold today out of respect for the monarch's birthday. first to yemen, where six doctors, including a venezuelan and two from the philippines are among the victims killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack. the suicide bomber reportedly set off a car packed with explosives at the defense ministry, leaving close to 20 dead in all. dozens more were hurt in the blast that smashed through walls in a hospital inside the complex. for more, i'm joined by a journalist there. what more can you tell us about this attack there today? >> yes, the gunmen were wearing military uniforms, and the comple
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
of the last week or so ever since it was announced that china will establish a new air defense identification zone. now the defense ministry as we get from this new announcement over the east china sea say it is not an expansion of china's airspace. it is sadly not targeting any country specific defense ministry spokesman kong and shop modifying a press conference is going to be a cic is not a no fly zone its own expansion of china's territory as space is simply been established to calling him as a precaution to help china better defend its national and states on johnny day with a top story in the skin soft. ms jones said the east china sea air defense identification zone is essentially different from terror toil airspace were no fly zones. he will not affect the freedom of over apply to other countries aircraft based on international loss nor is it again did any specific country or target answering some people doubt on china's monitoring capabilities in the zone the spokesman said the military's determination to safeguard the security of national territory and tempo and pace are odd way for
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tensions rising in east asia where south korea has declared its own air defense zone. >>> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. >>> and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. >>> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with once announced last month by china. it includes a strategic area disputed by the two countries. al jazeera's terry faucet reports. >> it may be about lines in the air but extend over land and sea. this is what south korea called the submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under the very obvious de facto control. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this modified z
LINKTV
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
we're following this hour. the u.s. defense secretary lays out the case against china's newly declared air defense identification zone. >>> thailand's revered kichk has called on the people of the nation to unite without referring directly to the recent antigovernment protests. >>> unesco officials have given a nod to traditional japanese cuisine and added it to their list of intangible cultural heritage. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone. chuck hagel said other countries should have been consulted on it first. >> it's not that the aid itself is new or unique. the biggest concern we have is how it was done so unilaterally and so immediately without any consultation. >> last month chinese defense officials said all foreign aircraft traveling through the zone must get pry or notice and follow orders or face emergency measures. hagel said the declaration was not a wise decision. joint chief martin dempsey said the requirements did not conform to international norms. >> it wasn't the dec
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
government agencies, among them nih and the defense advanced research project agency and the national science foundation as well as private partners to take our understanding of the brain and how it works and bring it up a notch. try to figure out a way to develop the tools to decode the language of the brain. we have gone a long way recently, but we knew -- need to go much further much faster to understand the basis of how the brain works and how it sometimes does not work so well so that you end up with a brain that gives you alzheimer's or parkinson's or any of those disorders that were mentioned earlier. those are disorders that if you are going to really be able to make the kind of progress we want, we have got to understand the fundamentals of the organ involved. we do not understand the brain as well as we understand the heart, kidney, or the liver. the association hopes to put the brain into the focus of current research so we can really up the understanding of this organ and be able to make a difference for people with brain disorders. host: with regard to alter them are specifically
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
lisa on the keys to keep china's newly declared air defense identification zone. and if the world through go inside the heat you can show you that it is a complex operation to revoke the nuclear fuel. and south koreans generally preferred by now more and more people are turning to his bicycle us defence secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone track a goal said. other countries should have been consulted on him first. it's not good the news itself is new. or unique. he is concerned we have. is how it was. and i'm so new lateral. and so immediately without any consultation last month chinese defense official said all foreign aircraft traveling through this all must give prior notice and follow orders or face emergency measures a goal said the declaration was not a wise course of action joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey said the requirements do not conform to international norms. it wasn't the declaration of the ages that actually it was de stabilizing or was their assertion that they would cause all airc
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
>> we announced these changes than the secretary of defense, general dempsey said it will result in better aligning our structures and resources with dod strategic interests and priorities. and earlier this year we directed the management review in that review developed options to help the dod plan for a range of future budget scenarios, including the persistence of sequester lover untracked level cuts. and as all of you know, these threats, and less changed, will represent a 500 billion-dollar reduction over the next 10 years, and that is in addition with a $480 billion spending cut that the dod has are implemented. included in the strategic choice of management review is a comprehensive look that all savings that could be achieved by reducing overhead throughout the department and streamlining organizations, including osd and the joint staff. as you may recall, i announced this summer that dod would reduce headquarters operating budgets for 20 represent over the next five years and these reductions are only a first step in the effort of dod to realign the spending to meet new f
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 9:00am PST
tech the vice chair of the national defense commission is the uncle of north korean leader kim jong hoon. reports have surfaced suggesting chang may have been dismissed from all of this post. so far north korea's official media have reported nothing about the potential political move the ministry's announcement comes after the south's national intelligence service told a parliamentary committee the chance to close associates had been publicly executed. is it time zone to eat. it's very unlikely turn of the impact has been stripped of our responsibilities. in south korea experts are speculating time might have been sacked after being defeated in a power struggle with other high ranking leaders. some tech is married to tim gill nikki sister of league leader kim jong il the father of the current leader. chung was born in nineteen forty six in the north eastern province of north holland yall. he graduated from kim il sung university and joined the ruling workers' party due to his family connections china soon key posts in the party. john worked to open up north korea's economy in two th
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
bikes but is it is intended to top it is repeat defense unit that was patrolling the border. idf officials say. me in age to attack marks the first episode since the syrian civil war began and to deliberately target the israeli army at the border with explosives syrian someone who has also seen his lead was queuing up with gas masks in recent months as fiasco that nobody has done for other business units and groups that advocate the destruction of tame temple pilots who went and stood to speak against israel. this might be raised fuel hoses to use reiki national security the jewish nation has been treating hundreds of victims in the body to the conference which is already claimed one hundred thousand riots according to the un . the in times of budget cuts on defense spending even lawmakers are still enough pressure on member states to tighten military cooperation european parliament as hurts the leaders meeting in brussels this month to take scheduled talks on a defense very seriously. the setup of a european military force has been the subject of discussions for a while but the
LINKTV
Dec 4, 2013 5:30am PST
defense zone. over regional ireland at the heart of a dispute with japan, the last stop on biden's asia trip. let's bring in our asia correspondent who is covering his trip to china. i imagine it was a bit of a tensor welcome for joe biden today. >> a very tense welcome. making things worse, when he addressed a group of visa applicants at the u.s. embassy and encouraged them to question authority and spoke about academic and intellectual freedoms in the united states. between a tense meeting biden and chinese leaders. today, a state one chinese newspaper "the china daily" warned vice president biden from repeating -- against the repeating further remarks on the air defense issue. earlier this week china said its declaration of this zone was an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo and that it raised the risk for accidents and miscalculations in the region. >> what are the other issues on the table today, or will this error defensive zone block all the others out? the issues in the meetings with biden and the chinese leaders are of course, trade, u.s.-china trade, and the economy
SFGTV2
Dec 3, 2013 12:30am PST
an effort to take the temperature of public defense across the country and i visited a lot of public defenders offices, watched a lot of trials and discovered that there was a crisis in the court's that probably all of you are well aware of and really tried to dig in and find out what was going on and where all these problems were arising that we didn't have equal justice 50 years after gideon. what i would like to do is read a little section of the book first and talk for a few minutes and read a brief section. so, the section i'm going to read is in the conclusion because it's about public defenders in a conference i went to with public defenders since i thought there were probably quite a few of you in the audience, you might find it musing. i don't know. the national defenders association opened the conference in washington dc in 2011 addressed the crowd of 300 public defenders with a room with space for many more. does society demonize you? of course. do they suggest you are working for the wrong people? of course they do do they suggest you are work for thugs? of course the
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
. but we have to wait and see happens next week. this congress is unpredictable. >> house defense chairman buck mccann, he wants $20 billion more, because defense gets killed in the sequestration. he has defense hawks that will vote against it if they don't get their $20 billion and that means john boehner doesn't have 218 votes. >> he may not have 218 votes, but look, any accommodation you make like that from -- to assist the defense is going to squeeze the other end of the balloon which is domestic. you are going to need votes in order to pass this. you have to get it through the senate. it is austan goolsbee, the former chief economic adviser to the president called the emerging deal not even a baby deal. he called it an embryonic stem cell sized deal, but we don't know for sure that this congress can get that done. >> i heard that too. and also, john, last up, there's a whole bunch of discussions about revenues going on which makes a lot of republicans unhappy. but co-pay for federal employee pension funds is one of the big sticking points. apparently over ten years worth $130 billion.
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
conyers amendment to the national defense authorization act that would strip funding from the usa's all collection programs. the amendment was narrowly defeated. now months later and several new explosive weeks later lawmakers in the senate are eager to try again with their own dna. they believe that if the vote were held today they would pass their two however leadership is pushing back as the chairman of the armed services committee carl levin doesn't want any of the reforms included in this year's and the head this fray over the nsa along with other issues related to sanctions on iran might prevent congress from even passing in the nba for the first time in fifty one years. again no and da day for the first time in fifty one years. so that is what's going on in congress and that's also what has the top defenders of the nsa so concerned. kevin rogers and kevin finds their rank and file members willing to wreak havoc on the legislative schedule just to make sure they get a vote on an essay report. the wild card here would be the american people and what they want. however they did more
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
succession process also as a vice chairman. at full control of the national defense commission the state's most powerful party. so why the sudden falling out although there are no clear answers the general consensus among political analysts is that he was filled with mr in a power struggle with vice marshal at him and for telling a major shift in north korea's power structure. today is probably one of the four members of the decision making the stadium at the central committee workers' party and vice chairman of the party central military commission south korean officials present. given the gravity of the matter back to tillman is behind all this. according to seoul's national intelligence service skin is breaking awarded the executions and feverish week conducting so called ideology execution fine we'll see. the sudden change. the government is now keeping a keen eye on north korea's internal complexity and in the us. and for extra steak and tongs remove all and execution of his associates. we are doing lines on the phone with dr fong and thick director of center for foreign policy at t
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
peasant eugene paying the exchange views on china's recent announcement of its air defense identification zone i report on call has been closely following this visit and has this report. joe biden speaking the chinese call is filled with smiles and handshakes. but disagreements over china's announcement of an air defense identification zone are still widespread. biden said he was very direct present she jumped in. less firm than china's recent and sudden announced the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant apprehension in the region see james dean calls for us to respect china's core interests and says the two countries should maintain what he calls the crack direction of the sino us relations. on sunday. china has set up the east china sea eric and i can put the case in style. how often the tournament needs of self defense in accordance with international law. japan and the united states should respond to read of the issues in an object at the fair manner. secondly as i pointed out earlier in the country has unilaterally change the
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
issues including the recent air defense browse and north korea's nuclear threats during a speech at one of the nation's top universities it is in north korea is believed to be deposed number two man may be hiding out in china in a quest for asylum in south korea on sunday it's the good sense. welcome to primetime years it's friday this ever sit here in korea life and soul mind and tell him thank you for joining us we begin with present at today's meeting with visiting us vice president joe biden at the presidential office that on a date this morning discussions of the current geopolitical tension in northeast asia that success to paint the presidential office correspondence onto to have to detox. even the president acting u s vice president biden stretched all the good hour long protest get told that the kids got to see the variety of issues freedom from the file at all to the global. first and for the mash the two sides be a further strong a lap full of lions. meet the meaning of and to do with who i am doomed. when you meet in the kitchen if you didn't tell i'm a menu to the enemy is
PBS
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. claims expansion of its air defense held after a controversial declaration of china's new airspace last month to look into what this means that reads territorial claims its geopolitical impact the region. updates about unrest in thailand embattled prime minister in less than a want to dissolve parliament and call for snap elections. angry protesters see her resignation the stories and more debt welcome to primetime years it's what they the summertime here in korea life and soul i get to hang them from him thank you so much for joining us. we begin this evening with news out of north korea the communist state has confirmed the ousting of times contact the powerful uncle of north korean leader kim jong won the state run media accuse them of irregularities and corruption and evil release photos of him being rested for more on thomas dismissal we go blind for unification ministry correspondence and some tea at the idea that new center sonny fill us in with the latest guide to surprise the spine directory and back again now let's take a look at the photos making headlines. they're released b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
and pressing matters before they leave for the holidays. on the agenda a massive defense bill and a farm bill but perhaps the most significant issue is the budget, to avoid a deal like last october. >>> car pileups and massive flight delays. the national weather service is predicting another massive storm from washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow. >>> detroit's troubles are having a ripple effect across the country. its bankruptcy case sets a precedent how cities going through the same process handle its economic woes. the city of stockton in northern are california owes more than a billion dollars to its creditors. has few options. melissa chan has the story. >> in the back of their minds a not so merry prospect. as a retired city worker of bankrupt stockton his pension is in peril. >> they don't have any real concern about what happens to the people, their families that lose their medical care. and if we lose our pension, then i'll probably lose my house. >> in the era of boom before the financial crisis bust, stockton made some costly mistakes. over building and investing in pricey city pro
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
defense authorization act. at 5:00 p.m. the senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of patricia millett to be united states circuit judge for the d.c. circuit postcloture. at 5:30 the senate will vote on confirmation of the millett nomination. mr. president, i think there are four bills, and the clerk can help both of us, at the desk due for second reading. the presiding officer: the clerk will read for the second time. the clerk: s. 1774, a bill to reauthorize the undetectable firearms act of 1988 for one year. s. 1775, a bill to improve the sexual assault prevention and response programs and activities of the department of defense and for other purposes. h.r. 1965, an act to streamline and insure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty and provide certainty to oil asia -- oil shale development and so forth and for other purposes. an act to regulate state's authority to recognize gas operations and promote energy security, development and job creation. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings with res
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture, to pass the bill, to go to conference with the house, to get a conference report written and to have it adopted by the house of representatives all before the house goes out of session this friday. there just simply is no way that all of those events can take
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
2014 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr. levin: before me left for the thanksgiving break, senator inhofe and i said that we would come to the senate floor today to update members on the status of the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2014. before the break, we spent a week on the senate floor trying to bring more amendments up and to have them debated and voted on, but we were unable to do so. we tried to reach agreement to limit consideration to defense-related amendments, but we were unable to do that. we trade to get consent to vote on two sexual assault amendmen s that had been fully debated but we could not get that accident. -- get that consent. we tried to get consent to lock in additional votes but we were unable to do so. at this point, mr. president, the house of representatives will be adjourning for the year at the end of this week. and there is simply no way that we can debate and vote on those amendments to the pending bill, to get cloture
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am EST
declared its own defense zone. >>> around the world, remembering nelson mandela. brace yourself. things like this are happening across the country today. >> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone. one announced by china last month. al jazeera's hear faucett reports. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but they extend to areas of land and sea. a submerged rocky reef, under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights above. >> the new korean air space defense accommodation zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region. does not overlap with neighboring countries. over i.odo's waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's zone of south korea and japan. the new zone extends larger into the larger chinese one and also of that and japan. requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves,. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly imp
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. one thing we will watch is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to the bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that, but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions, sending signals they are not interested in the deal obama wants to sign onto. also the farm bill. negotiators are trying to reach an agreement. if they cannot get a deal, they will have to at least extend existing spending so that is something that can be done. the senate is here for an extra week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes that democrats rammed through a few weeks ago. among the big nominees to watch for are the new chairwoman of the federal reserve, janet yellen. host: a number of articles in the last couple of weeks have suggested that this is the most unproductive covers ever. why has this year been so hard to get into an
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 8:30pm PST
chairmanship of the powerful national defense commission is an antique injury. she's the sister of late vedic in jiangxi oh the father of john on the couple is considered supporters of the younger can it is time now for the latest in and is this news as the once famous for powering the american auto industry is now in progress the mayor of detroit says the city's finances are out of his control. i had to turn just now from the businesses that we've heard from him earlier this year to get this is the chance to strike after we heard from a night this summer when he filed for bankruptcy protection. and we're now learning that it has been granted and a us federal judge has declared that detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection and it's now the largest city in the u s history to go bankrupt. the judge ruled on tuesday that the city is able to provide services and pay its bills. the ruling paves the way for detroit to have a fresh start under court supervision. the child in july filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors with debts of eighteen billion dollars. city leaders say they'll dro
NBC
Dec 1, 2013 8:30pm PST
is an issue for this defense. how do you build on a performance like tonight? like eli just said, mant we got to continue to play one game at a time. we dug youourselves in a good h here. you follow the giants we will always make it tough on ourselves. one game at a time and play together and great team effort and you got to win. >> michele: congratulations, justin. >> thank you, michele. >> al: michele, thanks. look at the playoff picture. new york is still very much on the outside on this situation even with that win although they do have technically a shot at it. seattle hosts new orleans tomorrow night and could affect the standings down the line. both divisions figure to come down to the final sunday. carolina and san francisco won today to stay ahead in the wild card race and two of carolina's next three games are against new orleans so they have a good shot at the division that includes next sunday night here on nbc when the panthers play at the saints. now let's bring in tony dungy from new york. tony, which nfc team impressed you most today? a lot to choose from. >> there are, bob. i
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> but the jury had yet to hear from the defense. which wasn't about to let such a circumstantial argument go unanswered. >>> coming up. who really had something to hide? was it the accused killer? or nici? who certainly had a lot of pills around. >> on january 12th, she got 56. on january 18th, she got 56 and >>> rows of nicole pietz's family and friends listened to the prosecution describe the accused as an oversexed, run-around louse of a husband. a guy who strangled his wife and left her to rot in a scrubby bog. >> we know how she died. we know how he lied. >> each day, david pietz remained emotionless in court. and few, if any, family or friends showed up in rows behind him to have his back. but he did have supporters, like kim adams, a friend from church. >> he does have a very strong network of friends and people who care about him and love him. >> she says team dave chose to back him quietly from outside the courthouse, hoping to avoid the many cameras both in and outside the courtroom. >> i have a lot of respect for those people that didn't go. he knows who loves him. >> she watched
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
like an army and act like an army but not a real army and they are from japan self-defense exercise earlier this year. under japan constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself international questions are asked if japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's prime minister has been pushing nps all year to change the constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope his visit will herald a new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translator: the united states took action against the behavior and could make our relationship closer and might help the kind of relationship that is fit for true allies. >> reporter: the timing of the visit really could not have come at a more opportune for tokyo and
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 8:30pm PST
to china on its new air defense identification sound of the east china sea item on the prime minister shinzo on the mound tuesday to discuss the defense down the chinese defence ministry said at the november twenty third. covering a large part of the east china sea. after his fifth it's cheap and you go to china and south korea and china and biden will meet rise in gdp in other chinese leaders on wednesday. his visit to japan and china is viewed as a means to highlight the us japan cooperation and to confirm their next course of action however japan and the usa taking slightly different approaches to china the us state department on friday approved of us commercial airlines providing flight plans to china one traveling through the air defense town major us airlines have also made clear that they will comply with such requests by chinese authorities the japanese government however will continue to ask if that lives not to submit my classic chinese authorities. instead they say biden will also tried to wean japanese support but she made the us goal of concluding a chance to think a part
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 8:30pm PST
and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. i didn't sit down on tuesday with japanese prime minister shinzo abe's called the zone very dangerous. chinese defence ministry officials announced last month that they had set up is down a chemist a large part of the east china sea and includes the islands the japanese control the chinese and taiwanese frame. biting my head to china after he leaves to pad the vice president will meet on wednesday with the president's xi jim king and other chinese leaders analysts say biden is starting his thick asian tour in japan to highlight the decades old the us japan alliance and to quote meat of response to china. it traveled to south korea later this week. us readers who responded quickly to china smeared it with those words and actions. top officials and criticize the chinese for trying to change the status quo in the asia pacific and many are rather and military commanders and a b fifty two bombers decline of the day air defense identification zone out. a strong message to authorities in beijing that the oper
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 8:30pm PST
to china since it declared a controversial air defense identification sound bite until a china's resident. washington is deeply concerned about the move. i didn't that she did in beijing on wednesday the us government official said biden told she had washington does not recognize the sound and is looking to china to take steps to reduce tensions. i don't know when it demanded that china had retracted to enroll to take what he called defensive measures against aircraft refusing to obey chinese instructions. he also urged china to establish hot lines with japan and other neighboring countries to avoid any unintended conscious. she would put explain china's position on the sound and the brown with japan over territorial claims in the east china sea. if it shows that the us government will be closely watching china's response in the coming days and weeks. i was on a six day tour of japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed that japan's prime minister seems ill on that. they won't tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. foreign diplomats around the world continue
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
and her husband of just three weeks elytte barbour came out and spoke in an interview in he defense. here's what he said. >> that was malicious whatsoever. i believe that she was attacked and that under those circumstances she took the necessary measures to defend herself. >> reporter: miranda barbour was arrested first and charged with criminal homicide and then police arrested her husband elytte barbour and charged him with criminal homicide. he put a rope around laferrara's neck to keep his head from moving while his wife stabbed him. police say that elytte barbour has also said that he and his wife just wanted to kill. they had tried before, and they had not been able to, fred. >> wow! those are horrible details. so this couple -- is there any sort of track record or is this a first-time offense? do we know anything about whether there are other investigations involving them? >> reporter: fred, we know that they were new to the area. they had just moved here from north carolina a few weeks ago. police are focused on the investigation here in pennsylvania right now, but we do know that
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
early statements from the defense is your son should not have been seen as some sort of harmless figure, a homeless guy, but i'm sure would you dispute that. >> kelly indeed was not homeless at all. he suffered from schizophrenia, a mental disease. he always had my home, he had board and cares he lived in for years. a skit phrenic would much rather be outside. he was more of a -- he wanted to live outside, as bad as that sounds, heartbreaking -- >> i'm certain it is, for a family of someone with mental illness. but the argument that he wasn't a harmless figure in the community, he was known, his mother had taken a restraining order, he had a previous incident where one of the officers was familiar with him. was he a violent person by nature? >> he wasn't violent at all by nature. he did have an incident about 18 years ago. and i can't explain why he did what he did. but indeed he did it. and there's been, over the last 18, 20 years a couple outbursts of anger, i think we have all done that. but as a person he was always very well loved. very well liked. lot of friends. he loved to laugh
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
much for joining us. >>> now south korea has announced an expansion of the air defense zone overlapping a similar area recently declared by beijing. the expanded air space takes in two islands and other disputed territorie territories. we have more from seoul. >> reporter: south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they're over disputed areas of land and see. this is a submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of the exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its right in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone increases air space over the waters. >> reporter: seoul's move is two weeks after china's surprise extension of the air defense identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. the new korean zone extending deepe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
, there won't be any u.s. troops on the ground. defense secretary chuck hagel ordered the military to transport troops into burundi to central african republic, pentagon officials say they believe immediate action is necessary to avert a humanitarian tragedy. france says it will start disarming fighters and if necessary they will do it by force. nazalie mushari takes us to the capital, bu bangui. >> he says he's just a local businessman. the french intervene ordering people to move away. they arrest the muslim man, taking him away. in another suburb of the city, a man is carried to safety. he's been stabbed. locals him of being part of antibalica, a maintain christian group. >> translator: we found this man walking, he had two grenades. we asked him where he was from, he couldn't tell us. he wanted to blow up the gren easdz. >> there are thousands of -- gregrenaregrenades. >> told to move away from the vehicle. french soldiers here say that they found weapons and grenades inside the cars of these men. their cars have been confiscated, you can see they have been arrested, hands ti
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
in the past battling prostate cancer, macular degeneration and hearing loss. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel made a surprise trip to afghanistan to check in on our troops there. his presence may put an end to a stubborn standoff. secretary hagel received word from their defense minister that the stalled bilateral security agreement would be signed as they're saying now in a timely manner. >> the ministers all believe that it is in the interest of afghanistan to have that just as they recommended to have that bsa signed. >> secretary hagel took time to address concerns the u.s. is backing away from its leadership role in the middle east. connor powell has more on that from our mideast bureau. >> reporter: as tensions continue in the mideast, secretary of defense chuck hagel trying to reassure american allies in the persian gulf that the u.s. will continue to support its friends and partners in the region. hagel announced today the u.s. is open to selling advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambitions. hage
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
out of the drunk of the car and put to good use quickly. >> your business is primarily defense. 80% of your revenues come from the drone side. but in terms of the drone side of the business, most of that is defense, what are you seeing in terms of spending? a lot saying that peak defense spending has already passed. is the budget for unmanned aircraft system specifically, is that more immune from cuts? >> i think most people agree that long term long term special operations and u.s. intelligence which means uavs will be a priority in the defense department. sequestration, continuing resolutions, but for us we have found in the first half we have con cluted report on a record backlog visibility. >> absolutabsolutely. we are continuing to pursue our leading market share. that includes the defense department. but there are half a dozen very large growth opportunities that we are pursuing between now there has been outside third party market research studies that indicate maybe $80 plus millions -- billion, excuse me, in economic benefits. just in united states in the commercial applic
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